One of the best ways to improve the quality of a stained, discolored, or otherwise damaged smile is through the use of high quality dental veneers. An experienced dentist can tell you the many benefits of porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin ceramic shells that are molded to the teeth, and then attached using a resin cement, for a permanent and brilliantly white smile.Veneers work best on teeth with serious stains, chips, cracks, or other cosmetic issues. They can even save a tooth from being removed, by stabilizing the tooth and protecting it from further damage. By adding a veneer before a tooth is completely beyond repair, patients may be able to avoid an expensive or uncomfortable crown or bridge. The procedure to create and install custom veneers depends on the amount of teeth to be covered, the quality and size of the teeth, and the material used to create the veneer.Veneers can even hide gaps or uneven teeth. A thin layer of the tooth that will have a veneer attached is removed, to make room for the veneer. The amount that needs to be removed depends on the damage and size of surrounding teeth. Dental veneers are permanently attached dental appliances, and cannot be removed. If you would feel more comfortable with a removable veneer, you may want to look into Lumineers. These are high quality porcelain veneers that are attached in a way so they can be removed later, and don't require the teeth to be removed or reshaped. Lumineers cost slightly more than traditional veneers, but for some patients they may be a better choice. Talk to your dentist to decide which type of veneer would be right for you. One of the easiest ways to improve the aesthetics of stained or damaged teeth is dental veneers. Call us and make an appointment with Housh Family Dentistry to see if veneers are the right option for you.